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Hello World!

Postby jroa » Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:08 pm

Hello everyone. I had a friend several years ago who was a die-hard Linux user. He would tell me how much better Linux was than Windows, and then later in the conversation I would hear about his war stories about getting drivers and devices to work in Linux, so I decided Linux was probably not for me. Now, I am an EE student and some of my future classes will deal with Unix network administration. So I decided to go ahead and get some Linux experience so I might have a heads up when I start using Unix.

I started off with Fedora just because I think I read somewhere that it was supposed to be an easy distro for Windows users to get used to. I then switched to Ubuntu, just to see what the differences were. I did not notice a whole lot. I read some reviews about Mint and decided to give it a try. Windows is still my primary OS, mainly just because I have not been able to do everything that I need to for school with the Linux distros. I am downloading Mint as I type this, and I am planning to overwrite the Ubuntu partition with it.

Anyway, it is great to be here and I hope you guys have some patience for the noob questions that I will be asking in the future. Nice to meet all of you and I hope to get to know you all better.

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Re: Hello World!

Postby proxima_centauri » Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:09 am

I hope the install goes well for you.
Welcome to the Linux Mint community :D , the forums and IRC help channel (XChat in the menu), are great resources for support.

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Re: Hello World!

Postby Hexagon » Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:26 am

I will start off by saying that I am a greater n00b than you and yet I don't have any issues with Mint! You will probably find it to be very easy to use. The community seems friendly so far as well so I do hope you stay, especially since your degree is pretty relevant and you will likely be able to help future users!

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Re: Hello World!

Postby jroa » Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:24 pm

Thanks for the welcome guys. I am already having some issues getting Mint to see my router, but I will search the forums to see if this has already been discussed.

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Re: Hello World!

Postby jesica » Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:36 am

firendly welcome from my side
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